Olivia Chadha

Colorado, United States

Olivia Chadha began her writing career with a stint in Los Angeles writing comic book scripts. Some of her works have appeared in Pinyon, Damselfly Press, and Every Day Fiction. Her forthcoming novel, Balance of Fragile Things is due out October 1, 2012 from Ashland Creek Press. Olivia holds a Ph.D. from Binghamton University's creative writing program and has taught writing at Binghamton University and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her areas of interest include Partition literature, modern and postmodern multicultural American literature, and literature of the uncanny. Balance of Fragile Things is based on her experiences while living in upstate New York in Endicott, N.Y., a village that became a Superfund site. Her recent work has an environmental concern with a cultural interest specific to immigrant life and acculturation of multiracial families.

Website: www.oliviachadha.com


  • Balance of Fragile Things , Ashland Creek Press (October 1, 2012)


  • Instructor at University of Colorado, Boulder - Program for Writing & Rhetoric


  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature from University of California, Santa Barbara - College of Creative Studies
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing from University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Doctoral Degree in Creative Writing from State University New York, Binghamton

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature